Seriously people? Don't you get out? What do you do, just sit around on Facebook and Twitter all the time... ?
Oh yeah, that's what we all do.
FORTUNATELY for me, Justin, MK, myself and a SPECIAL GUEST POSTER decided to share wayyyy too much information for your enjoyment!
Lets' start off with Justin's tale of adventure!
See what I mean? Denial of dating? Whatever happened to guys and gals wanting to get "Jiggy" with each other?
I've never really "dated" in the traditional sense of the word, all my relationships have just, well, "happened." I don't really have all that many bad experiences from them either.
I've touched on this story before, but never really gone in-depth with it. When I landed in Phoenix just before New Years, I made my way out past security expecting to see Jen waiting for me. She wasn't there.
For the uninitiated, the terminal at PHX that I flew into has four sets of gates (A, B, C, and D), each with their own security checkpoint. Southwest operates out of both C and D, which is basically the southern half of the building. Well, apparently either the gate I came in at was changed at the last minute or she read the big board wrong (I'm leaning toward the former) I wound up coming out of the D concourse and she was waiting for me over at C. She figured out what was going on pretty quick and made her way over to me and we made our way down to baggage claim to get my stuff.
After my bag finally came around, we made our way to the elevators and the parking garage to find her car. There was just one problem: the car wasn't where she'd parked it. Right about then I'm thinking "Well, this trip's off to a great start!"
It turned out that, in the airport designer's infinite wisdom, both ends of the parking garage are designed the exact same way and we were just on the wrong side.
Thankfully, the rest of the trip was much better. Then again, you could probably argue that there was no way to go but up.
When I fly back out on Friday, Jen's going to be getting text updates from Southwest that should include my gate number. So at least THAT will be dealt with.
I'd tell her to just pick me up at the curb, but she promised to meet me with Starbucks and I can't refuse that!
Let's see what the lovely MK had to share.
My grand total of two previous relationships all happened because I fell into them purely by accident. (I know...it's impressive! I tricked two boys into liking me for extended periods of time!) I don't really have a "worst dating experience ever" because I don't date. At least, not dating in the traditional sense where boy asks girl out, girl accepts, boy picks up girl at girl's house, boy drives girl in his car to dinner and a movie, then boy returns girl home with a kiss on her doorstep.
I have, however, been intentionally set up with guys at some of my friends' parties. Invariably, because I am so subconsciously picky or because the chemistry just isn't there, I start to play this game in my head. It started out as an anger management tool for dealing with my 20-year-old sister's crazy outburtsts (EXAMPLE: two Saturdays ago I live-Tweeted calling the cops on her after she tried to break down my bedroom door when I refused to give her my ID so she could go out drinking with friends), but quickly it's become my default way to deal with annoying people. I tune out what they're saying and instead I focus on the room we're currently in. Then I tap my vast resources --- from "Murder, She Wrote" and "Columbo" to "CSI" and "Dexter," from Sherlock Holmes to Hercule Poirot, etc --- and I try to figure out how I would kill the source of my annoyance and get away with the crime using only objects present in the room. It's great fun, as far as intellectual challenges go! I highly recommend it as a stress buster. The game part, not the actual killing.
NOTE: No bloggers were harmed in the making of this post.
OK now MK. You know if that was 140 characters long that would have had a mandatory #itputsthelotiononitsskin hash.
Adventures in dating... In a pit... In MK's basement... Who knew?
All right, time to get in the wayback machine and let's hit the time before I met THE WIFE when I was trying to meet "Chicks."
It all begins in my Junior year in high school where I was a stud in my own mind with my skin tight acid washed jeans and mullet which reeked of awesome. I knew chicks dug me, they just didn't know it yet.
I was going to change that and become a one man pile of Awesome! (Yeah it was the late 80's we said AWESOME a lot mainly because Rad was old by then.) I put my best moves on this chick who shall remain nameless to protect her virtue (see I am not only Awesome, but a gentleman too!) and she agreed to go to the movies with me. In all honesty my "Moves" consisted of stammering, trying not to wet myself or fart and staring at the floor but somehow it worked.
I picked up the young lady at the pre-appointed time and went hang out at the mall and then to whatever the movie was (Jealous yet ladies?). After the movie I spotted an opening and worked up the courage to kiss her before driving her home. The next day she wasn't at school. I chalked it up to her being in recovery from the devastating effect of my AWESOMENESS!
Fact was, she had Strep Throat. I was never so miserable in my life as I was from that bout of disease. I guess that is why back in WWII they used to put up those signs warning the troops.
So anyway I recovered and fortunately since NO ONE ELSE IN THE WORLD DATES ANYMORE our buddy MK asked Teamcreepy member Fluffy to provide a horrible dating experience for us.